By A Khokar July 18, 2010
The most famous speech of Qaid e Azam (ra) which is quoted the most; is the speech of 11th August 1947 when he said: “You are free; free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the State.”
That was the dream that Quid e Azam dreamt; but where is that Pakistan now and where is that dream….? All has just gone with the wind. Half of Pakistan was lost in 1971 and remaining half has gone to scavengers that the savages are busy dragging it like their prey and scavenging it ….!
The creed of Mullah who opposed the creation of Pakistan has somehow managed to catch up atop and have come to the stage, where this creed is fast spreading its religious spell over the masses in the name of Islam? Destruction, anarchy, killing through suicidal actions in the name of Islam has become the norms. This society is emerging as the most intolerant and extremist society.
But realistically speaking Qaid E Azam dreamt of creating a country—- not for Islam but for the Muslims—- that he saw it was untenable for Muslims who have ruled this subcontinent–India for long hundreds of years; and that now they would never be able to reconcile with an idea of a subservient status or may live as minority with Dalit like slave and menial status— in a Hindu dominant society.
But this nation has lost its way and is heading for darkness; Ek Kahani Khatum hoiee Anjam say Pehlay hee.